Monday, July 11, 2016

Paramount Home Media Preps Blu-ray Editions Of A Boy Named Charlie Brown And Snoopy, Come Home For Blu-ray On Sept. 6

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Paramount Home Media was busy this past week with a number of new DVD and Blu-ray product announcements that will be streeting during the post-Labor Day period.

Kicking off the hit parade on Sept. 6 are the long-awaited Blu-ray debuts of the 1969 National General Pictures theatrical release of A Boy Named Charlie Brown and National General’s 1972 follow-up, Snoopy, Come Home.   Emmy-winner (nominated 19 times, with six wins) Bill Melendez handled the direction for both films and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Music, Original Song Score for A Boy Named Charlie Brown.

Also hitting home on Sept. 6 will be both DVD and Blu-ray double-disc sets of the Comedy Central long-running animated smash, South Park: The Complete Nineteenth Season.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
The series takes on a different tone as the scatter-shot random episodes (tackling social issues was a vengeance) give way to a more traditional serialized presentation.   Ten episodes are included, with the focus of the season of “political correctness” … and there is plenty of material around to lampoon.

Bonus features include deleted scenes, “mini commentaries” and “#Social Commentary.”
Also set for delivery on Sept. 6 from Paramount Home Media are a pair of mega-sets on DVD.    

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyFriday the 13th: The Series - The Complete Series arrives as a 17-disc collection and Tales of the Dark Side: The Complete Series showcases its 90 episodes as a 12-disc array.

Shifting to Sept.13, Paramount will be teaming with CSB for the DVD release of Madam Secretary: Season 2, starring Téa Leoni as Dr. Elizabeth McCord, the Secretary of State.     

All 23 episodes are featured as a six-disc collection.

Bonus goodies include a gag reel, deleted scenes, a photo gallery, the featurette titled “Surveillance: The Making of Madam Secretary” and video session of Madam Secretary at the Politico Playbook Panel.

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